Cisco Router: See Amount of Packets Processed By the Gig-E Interface

How Can I See the Amount of Packets Processed By the Gig-E Interface on My Cisco Router?

So how do you see the amount of packets processed by the Gig-E Interface on Cisco Router?

Simply use the following command. Login using telnet and type the command:
sh counters interface GigabitEthernet 1/1

Howto: Create a web page

One of our regular reader would like to know more about web page creation method. A Web page is a resource of information that is suitable for the World Wide Web and can be accessed through a web browser. For example this web site created using specialized CMS software called WordPress.

To create a web page, a text editor or a specialized HTML editor is needed. In order to upload the created web page to a web server, you need to use an FTP client. For example you can create a simple web page as follows using HTML language:
Step #1 : Start Notepad

Step #2 : Type the following program:

Step # 3 : Save and close the file as “test.html”

Step # 4 : Double click on test.html

Web template

Please note that the design of a web page is highly personal. You need to make a design according to your own preference. However, I recommend using
a pre-made web template to save your time. A web Templates let web page designers edit the content of a web page without having to worry about the overall aesthetics.

Many people publish their own web pages using web based products such as Geocities from Yahoo, Tripod, or Angelfire. These web publishing tools offer free page creation and hosting up to a certain size limit.

Special software

You can use HTML editor such as
=> Adobe Dreamweaver
=> Adobe GoLive
=> Microsoft Expression Web

Dynamic Web Creation software

Other ways of making a web page is to download specialized software, like a Wiki, CMS, or forum. These options allow for quick and easy creation of a web page which is typically dynamic. Wikipedia, WordPress, and PHPBB are examples of the above three web page options.

Verisign to sell DNS root server lookup data (whois lookup data)

I recently did a search for a domain on GoDaddy, the domain was available. Week later when I went to buy it, it was not available and had been bought by some firm in UK. The name was unique and there is no way anybody can guess it (untile and unless GoDaddy give out data). My point it if you found a good name just register it. According to this article:

Verisign, the operator of the generic TLDs .COM & .NET registry, is considering selling access to selected root dns server lookup data to registrars. The root servers are what make domain names work on the Internet, meaning that many domain queries hit these servers on their way to a site or an email recipient.

How to: Find out domain expiration date

My friend recently lost her domain name as she forgot to renew it. Now there is no way she can get back the domain name. So how do you find out domain expiration date?

There are 3 simple ways:

By checking the public WHOIS database

Visit whois service here and enter your domain name. You can also use your domain registrar whois service to find out information.

By logging into your domain service providers account

Login to your domain registrar account and list expiring domain. Make sure you set all domains to auto renewal. Finally, make sure your credit card / payment information is upto date to avoid delays.

By using automated shell scripts for Linux /UNIX / Mac OS X

You can grab modified shell script that run as a cron job from your own Mac OS X / Unix computer. This script checks to see if a domain has expired. It can be run in interactive and batch mode, and provides facilities to alarm (email) if a domain is about to expire in advance.

Free Windows Software

If anyone has any information about free domain remainder utility for Windows XP / Vista, please add them in the comments.

Most domain register provides a series of reminder emails to you as the domain name approaches its expiry date. Make sure you whitelist those email address. If domain names are quite important register them for 5-10 years and lock all domain names.

Photography tips and demonstrations from Nikon professionals

Nikon is a Japanese company and famous for cameras, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments etc. Now there is a Nikon Digital Learning Center which provides practical photography tips, demonstrations from Nikon professionals and industry experts, as well as other useful information as it relates to capturing the shot you really want.

Several of Nikon’s sponsored professional photography experts, including Rosanne Pennella and Cliff Mautner, as well as Nikon School instructors Reed Hoffman and Bill Durrence, will be dropping by this group (when not globetrotting on assignment) to post images, and provide tips and commentary ranging in topic from aperture, shutter speed, and composition — to specific genres like photojournalism, landscapes, and portraits.

Wow! this is a good news for all, if you like to learn photography from experts. Although I don’t have Nikon camera, I can still use the tips for my HP digital camera.

Flickr’s Nikon Digital Photography Learning Center

=> Visit Nikon Digital Learning Center online.

Howto create screenshots of any webpage / url ( thumbnails )

If you would like to create thumbnails of any webpage use this free online service:

With thumbalizr you can take screenshots of any webpage you want. Use it for your presentations, documentations, visualisations or your webpage. Just enter the target-URL and press the “thumb it”-button. Wait a moment and a screenshot of the desired page will be taken. You can choose between a screenshot with a fixed height of the screen or the complete webpage.

Howto create screenshots of any webpage / url ( thumbnails )
=> Visit thumbalizr – a website thumbnail creator

New Harry Potter Book Available for download on BitTorrent

Too bad, I’m a big fan of Harry Potter, someone took digital photographs of every page and released on BitTorrent:

The final book in the Harry Potter series has been leaked to BitTorrent. A torrent with photographs of each page of the American edition of “Deathly Hallows” has shown up on multiple BitTorrent sites. The main complaint that’s coming up in comment threads on these sites is that the quality isn’t great. You can just barely manage to read each page. And as some downloaders promptly noted, a few pages cannot be read at all without editing the images in Photoshop.

I’ve not download but quality is not so good. Another thing is I always enjoy reading while sleeping or Sunday afternoon. I only read technical books or howtos online using digital format. One of my friends downloaded the same just to read it before print copy. He is also going to buy the same when it will hit local stores.

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40 Gbps world’s fastest broadband in central Sweden

The world’s fastest internet connection is in Sweden at 40 Gigabits per second connection – thousands of times faster than the average ADSL / DSL / Cable home Internet connection.

According to this article:

A 75 year old woman from Karlstad in central Sweden has been thrust into the IT history books – with the world’s fastest internet connection.

Sigbritt Löthberg’s home has been supplied with a blistering 40 Gigabits per second connection, many thousands of times faster than the average residential link and the first time ever that a home user has experienced such a high speed.

But Sigbritt, who had never had a computer until now, is no ordinary 75 year old. She is the mother of Swedish internet legend Peter Löthberg who, along with Karlstad Stadsnät, the local council’s network arm, has arranged the connection.

People in India still struggling to get 256k connection.

Sigbritt, 75, has world’s fastest broadband